We’re starting Community Robotics Teams!

Looking for a robotics team for your 4th-8th grade child and their school doesn’t have one? We’re establishing community-based VEX IQ teams for the 2018-2019 school year in Manassas, Alexandria, and Loudoun! These new teams will compete in the VEX IQ Challenge: Next Level.

Weekly meetings will be on Tuesday or Thursday evenings and about one Saturday per month. If you are interested in having your child participate on a team, please complete the interest survey linked below and attend an interest meeting in Manassas, Loudoun or Alexandria on Aug 21, 22 or 23. Register at http://Survey.novastem.us/VEXIQTeam

VT-NETS Scholarship Deadline Extended!

Apply for a scholarship to Virginia Tech!

The VT-NETS Scholarship deadline has been extended until July 15, 2018.

The VT-NETS program starts when students enroll in Northern Virginia Community College’s (or Virginia Western Community College’s) engineering curriculum, where they will have access to up to a full scholarship (four semesters maximum) upon acceptance into the VT-NETS program.

Students will have access to faculty mentoring, gain support from a cohort of their peers, attend professional development and research seminars, and visit the Virginia Tech campus. Students will build bonds with Virginia Tech faculty and staff as they visit open houses, preview weekends, and attend events during their first two years while enrolled in community college.

Students will be aided in the transfer process and awarded a scholarship of up to $10,000/year (two years maximum) upon acceptance into the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.

 

Registration live for summer 18 STEM Camps!

Registration for our summer STEM Camps is now live! Go to camp.novastem.us/enroll to register.

A few STEM Camp 18 details:

  • 1-week camps are still only $315
  • Camps will be offered in a variety of locations in Fairfax, Loudoun & Prince William counties and Alexandria
  • Camps run from 9am to 4pm
  • There are discounts available for signing up for multiple camps and/or signing up multiple children

STEM Camp 18 offerings include:

  • Coding ES (3rd-5th Grade)
  • STEM ES (4th-5th Grade)
  • VEX IQ Robotics ES (4th-5th Grade)
  • VEX IQ Challenge (4th-8th Grade)
  • VEX IQ Robotics MS (6th-8th Grade)
  • STEM MS (6th-8th Grade)
  • Arduino (6th-10th Grade)
  • VEX 1 Robotics (6th-12th Grade)
  • VEX 2 Robotics (7th-12th Grade)
  • Rocketry (7th-12th Grade)
  • Cybersecurity 1 (9th-12th Grade)
  • Cybersecurity 2 (9th-12th Grade)
  • Pre-Health (9th-12th Grade)

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STEMinars & Jr. STEMinars Interest Form

We will be continuing our popular STEMinars in early 2018. To be notified as soon as registration is live, fill out our STEMinars Interest Form

STEMinars
High School (11th & 12th grade) and college STEM students can take affordable courses during the school year that equip them with important skills for a STEM career. Courses offered in 2018 include Cybersecurity, Coding, Math, CAD/3D-Printing and more!

Jr. STEMinars
Students (3rd-10th grade) who want to get ahead on a STEM pathway can take our CAD/3D Printing, Coding, Raspberry Pi Arduino and Robotics courses during the school year. Junior STEMinars are educational, equipping, affordable and fun!

NOVA STEM Day – Sept 30. Register now!

Our 4th NOVA STEM Day is coming up on Saturday Sept 30th at the NOVA Loudoun Campus!

STEM day provides a showcase of opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Designed for students of all ages, the NOVA STEM day features hands-on exhibits, workshops, food, fun, and learning! The event is FREE, open to the public and runs from 10am to 4pm. 

See the event website for registration, FAQ’s, and photos from past STEM Day events!

As always, we have numerous sponsorship opportunities and we need your help! For sponsorship information please contact Liz Coffey at ecoffey@nvcc.edu or call (540) 305-7758

NOVA STEM Day Location:
Northern Virginia Community College – Loudoun Campus
21200 Campus Drive
Sterling, VA 20164